1000 visitors a day for $20

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No, it's not a scam... it's an honest question.

I've been digging on elance, freelancer, odesk, etc and it never ceases to amaze me. People are posting jobs like "need 1,000 or more daily visitors to my website. All visitors must be unique. No bots. All from different locations. I will monitor IP addresses... Will pay $20"

Or $50. Or $100.

And the amazing part is... they get a ton of bids. What am I missing? I would love to have 1000+ visitors -- but I know it takes tons of articles, links, and TIME. Time that is worth far more than $20!

Is there really a "push-button" traffic building technique that all these freelancers know that they can deliver 1000+ uniques in the time it takes to watch Wheel of Fortune?

And likewise, why are they so eager to make $1.50 per article written -- which probably equates to 1/5th of minimum wage.

I'm sure there's a market otherwise the freelance sites wouldn't be crawling with these opportunities. And if there is such a quick way to build traffic, I would love to know.

Just curious.
Steve
#$20 #day #traffic #visitors
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    • Profile picture of the author bulldawg13
      That's what I was afraid of.
      Sucks how all these freelance sites and craigslist have become a mine field of junk.

      Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author netmatrix
    Originally Posted by bulldawg13 View Post

    And likewise, why are they so eager to make $1.50 per article written -- which probably equates to 1/5th of minimum wage.
    $1.50 is a decent amount of money in countries such as Thailand, Taiwan, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author gottaworkfromhome
    This topic happens to be interesting to me since I just left freelancer before coming here and signing up with the warrior forum.
    I was told this is a GREAT forum site, so I'm here to check it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    Yeah, seems to me like its similar to the "rent email list" deals.

    Where you can email 1 million people for a few hundred bucks :-p Right.......
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
    Originally Posted by bulldawg13 View Post


    And likewise, why are they so eager to make $1.50 per article written -- which probably equates to 1/5th of minimum wage.

    Steve
    From another point of view. If a "good" article writer can research and write 1 article in 30 minutes, that's $3.00 / hour. That's also 25-50% MORE that a degreed computer programmer in the Philippines earns.

    Be aware though, we are probably about to enter the Great Warrior Forum $2-per-article pi$$ing contest.

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    • Profile picture of the author OleTom
      You will end up with visitors that are looking at sites for 15 seconds and getting like a penny each "No Kidding" lots of traffic but not much for the bottom line
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  • Profile picture of the author kswr123
    Yep, basically it's people who get paid $0.0001 for staying on a site for 10 seconds.

    Their incentive is not looking at you site, but mass traffic surfing for maximum $$

    In any case, it has its uses:

    Anything that has a "most viewed" category can be 'hijacked', to use the hypey term, if you just mass traffic it, although people do get suspicious.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Mubarak Waseem View Post

      Anything that has a "most viewed" category can be 'hijacked', to use the hypey term, if you just mass traffic it, although people do get suspicious.
      Actually, I think 'hijacked' is pretty accurate. 'Scammed', 'cheated', 'screwed', 'gamed' also come to mind...
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  • Profile picture of the author mr2monster
    A lot of these guys have sneaky ways of 'delivering visitors' that never even see your site.


    For instance, if they have a high traffic page (or PPV ad), they have a script that blocks referrer and puts an iframe of your site (1X1px) on their page.

    The viewer is unique, and on your analytics it looks like you're getting X visitors... but in reality none of those visitors are ever actually "seeing" your page, they're just seeing the high traffic page and life goes on as normal.

    And that's just one (low tech way) of a billion ways they send "traffic" to your page.

    It's, for the most part, a waste of money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Ignite
    its either automated bots or pop unders...basically crap traffic...I would rather buy my friend an ice cream :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    This is bogus incentivized traffic that will not convert. There are people who use this kind of traffic to "water-down" their conversions especially when using grey or black hat CPA tactics, but that is another topic altogether which you don't want to learn about!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sue McDonald
    Yes have to agree there would be traffic stats showing you got your visitors but they are certainly not the targeted visitor you are after. Could you sell them anything? I doubt it. I certainly would not pay for the traffic but some of the other services of Elance and others are very good.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by Sue McDonald View Post

      Yes have to agree there would be traffic stats showing you got your visitors but they are certainly not the targeted visitor you are after. Could you sell them anything? I doubt it. I certainly would not pay for the traffic but some of the other services of Elance and others are very good.
      I think he's just wondering about why anyone would provide such a service, and I tried to explain to him that bogus traffic has its uses, especially for nefarious marketers employing questionable tactics.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    IMO paid traffic never works.
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    • Profile picture of the author dougp
      Originally Posted by Marhelper View Post

      IMO paid traffic never works.
      I think you mean those cheap advertising services that charge $10 for 10000 "unique hits." I hope you dont mean paid advertising, because that will be disturbing.

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      • Profile picture of the author dirtyroger
        Glad to have read this myself and another friend have been loking at these offers, now i know not to use them. Well at least for a site i want to keep white hat anyhoo...

        most likely from crap countries
        I really don't like this answer though dude come on these people live in mostly poorer nations and are just trying to make a living...

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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by ghostcash View Post

      They are probably sending junk traffic from auto surf sites, not targeted at all.
      Being a "CPA Stud", I think you'd know this guy's possible reasons for wanting junk traffic, right?
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